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#41 discodunc

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 11:11 am

just back from 3 weeks in spain and france. I cant praise this unit enough.

 

the last site we stayed at in St Omer , the iphones lost the site wifi signal about 200m from the caravan. the booster picked it up in the caravan and not only that, boosted the "DiscoDunc on holiday" signal all the way back to the reception restaurant area, some 250 metres, and it was still showing 2/5 bars on the iphones wifi strength !

 

Excellent piece of equipment. no longer need to keep going to campsite receptions and sitting on the walls to pick up emails etc..



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Posted 24 July 2014 - 07:32 pm

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We use this, the same as I Boost but £50.00 cheaper

Do you have a link to the supplier?



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Posted 30 July 2017 - 03:44 pm

I know this is an old thread.
But just to say, there are now many many ways to do this.
And all are far cheaper than iBoost or Solwise.

I use a TP Link CPE aerial which runs on PoE, and either a HooToo travel mate nano router or a TP Link nano router. Both will operate NAT and WISP, this means you pay once, and connect as many devices as you want.

On some sites I don't even need the external CPE antenna, I can use either of the nano routers in bridge mode connected to a TP Link repeater that I use at home to extend my own WIFI to the garden.

All my kit:
CPE antenna.
PoE injector.
WIFI extender.
TP Link nano router.
HooToo nano router.
Cost £70 total, and I have many many options for any situation.

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Posted 30 July 2017 - 08:04 pm

I know this is an old thread.
But just to say, there are now many many ways to do this.
And all are far cheaper than iBoost or Solwise.

I use a TP Link CPE aerial which runs on PoE, and either a HooToo travel mate nano router or a TP Link nano router. Both will operate NAT and WISP, this means you pay once, and connect as many devices as you want.

On some sites I don't even need the external CPE antenna, I can use either of the nano routers in bridge mode connected to a TP Link repeater that I use at home to extend my own WIFI to the garden.

All my kit:
CPE antenna.
PoE injector.
WIFI extender.
TP Link nano router.
HooToo nano router.
Cost £70 total, and I have many many options for any situation.

:-)

Hi I H G,

 

Perhaps you could start a separate thread to explain how all of these devices work and the various circumstances you could use them for, and where you purchased the individual items from.

 

I for one would love to know and learn how such kit works and how to get the best from it.

 

Cheers.


Edited by Sea&Sand, 30 July 2017 - 08:05 pm.

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Posted 30 July 2017 - 10:53 pm

I can certainly do that if people would find it useful.
Technology has moved on a pace, there is CPE equipment available now that can utilise wifi over distances of 20Km+. (Line of Sight)
And 5Km is now considered 'old fashioned'.

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 06:27 am

Dunc

To make it even easier i have put my iboost onto a maxview pole so i can swivel it through 360 degrees to pick the best signal. the pole attaches to the caravan with suckers

 

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Here's another idea I use.  Posted it some time ago on another thread but still doing good service. Slightly modified the connection at the top of the pole now but the suction pads still work well and leave no mark on the van.  

 

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 06:43 am

As has been said please start a new thread, the subject is of interest.


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Posted 31 July 2017 - 09:37 am

Yes, a thread dedicated to the subject would be great.

 

John_b_45 post could perhaps be copied into it also.

 

Cheers I H G :Thankyou:


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Posted 02 August 2017 - 10:26 am

Perhaps I H G should wait until the forum upgrade is complete before starting a new thread.

 

http://www.caravanta...oftware-update/

 

Wouldn't want to miss anything :)


Edited by Sea&Sand, 02 August 2017 - 10:29 am.


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Posted 02 August 2017 - 05:50 pm

Sounds like a plan.
I will wait until the update is complete, and then post a wifi 101 type thread.
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